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. >>> a rock us and rowdy session of parliament the day after media mogul rupert murdoch faced tough questions about the phone hacking scandal. this time it was prime minister's david cameron's turn to face the heat. he tried to deflect criticism over his hiring of andy coulson, one of ten arrested in the probe so far. >> of course i regret and i am extremely sorry about the fewer owe it has caused. with 20/20 hindsight and all that has followed, i would not have offered him the job and i expect that he wouldn't have taken it. >> it's not about hindsight, mr. speaker. it's not about whether mr. coulson lied to him. it's about all the warnings that the prime minister ignored. he was warned and he preferred to ignore the warnings. >> i'm joined by richard wolffe and michael gordon and former spokesman for attorney general janet reno during the clinton years. richard, we'll start with you. as you watch what happened this morning, how did prime minister cameron do today? was anything left there that was damaging you thought? >> yes. well, look, he did a pretty good job of sounding contrite and exp
chose not to tell him. so with respect to you i will come back to you later. mr. murdoch, why was no one fired in april when news international finally admitted that "news of the world" had been engaged in criminal interception of voice mails? >> it was not our job to get in the course of justice. it was up to the police to bring those charges and to carry out their investigation, which we were 100% cooperating with. >> but in april, the company admitted liability for phone hacking and nobody took responsibility for it then. no one was fired. the company admitted that they had been involved in criminal wrongdoing and no one was fired. why was that? >> there were people in the company which apparently were guilty and we had to find them and we had to deal with them appropriately. >> mr. watson, if i can clarify, most of the individuals involved or implicated in the allegations that were there had long since left the company. some that were still there you mentioned one, exited the business as soon as evidence of wrongdoing was found. and a process was set up in cooperation with the police
mumbai. >>> senator jay rockefeller wants to know if any of rupert murdoch's journalists targeted u.s. citizens and warns of serious consequences if they have. >>> and the social media sites are abuzz over price increases at netflix. we'll tell you what's happening. i'll tell you what -- when we stop to fill it up. ♪ ♪ [ son ] you realize, it's gotta run out sometime. [ male announcer ] jetta tdi clean diesel. the turbo that gets 42 miles per gallon. ♪ is now honey nut cheerios! yup, america's favorite. so we're celebrating the honey sweetness, crunchy oats and... hey! don't forget me!! honey nut cheerios. make it your favorite too! he needs some gellin'. yeahhhhhhh. gellin' is like having a teeny tiny foot masseuse in your shoe. you like ? nice ! dr. scholl's massaging gel insoles. outrageous comfort, all-day long. >>> ministry officials in india are confirming that three explosions which rocked some of the busiest neighborhoods in mumbai were the work of terrorists. at least ten people have been killed. remember this only happened about an hour ago. so it's really impossible
of rupert murdoch. her lawyer today said that this arrest took her by surprise, that she is not -- that she says she is not guilty of any criminal wrongdoing and that they held her for nine hours yesterday without presenting her with formal allegations or with actual evidence of any wrongdoing. richard. >> all right, thank you, stephanie. nbc's stephanie gosk with the latest on that. news corp published two full-page ads in the british press this weekend, including an apology from rupert murdoch. here's part of the second ad. saying, quote, apologizing for our mistakes and fixing them are only first steps. it may take some time for us to rebuild trust, end quote. let's bring in nbc news national investigative correspondent, michael isikoff. michael, good morning to you. how big of a threat is this in the news of news corp and this scandal? >> it's clearly becoming a bigger and bigger threat. what most people don't realize is that news corp is a huge u.s. media company that owns everything from 20th century fox to fox news channel and the wall street journal and the national geographic chann
much. >>> the fbi gets involved in the news international hacking scandal as one of rupert murdoch's executives calls it quits. details on that ahead. >>> and less than 30 minutes from president obama taking his case on the debt directly to the american people on this busy friday in mid-july. trong it sur. thankfully, there's listerine® antiseptic. its triple-action formula penetrates biofilm, kills germs and protects your mouth for hours. fight biofilm with listerine®. >>> in yet another dramatic development in the massive phone hacking scandal surrounding rupert murdoch's news corp., one of the top executives resigned hours ago. for the first time we're hearing extensively from murdoch himself. let's go live to london and stephanie gosk who has been following this for us. let's start with this resignation. what can you tell us about rebekah brooks. >> reporter: she's really been the lightning rod in this scandal since it took off about a week and a half ago, and she actually offered her resignation to rupert and james murdoch last week and they declined it. today they accepted
scandal threatening rupert murdoch's media empire. now in washington a growing number of congressional leaders are calling for an investigation into whether any news corp. properties hacked americans. stephanie gosk joins us from london. i understand the murdochs are resisting calls to testify in london. do they have a choice? >> they have a choice for this summons to show up in front of parliament. there is no legal binding but there is a judge led inquiry cameron called for that is pending and that inquiry might call them to testify and rupert murdoch said he will go and testify before them. rebekah brooks his executive at news international said she will show up at parliament next tuesday but she added a caveat, said she would not answer any questions that would prejudice the ongoing investigation. you would have to imagine that could be quite a few of those questions because they're going to want to get at this issue as illegally hacking phones. chris? >> let me ask you also about what you know about what's happening here. several lawmakers including new york congressman peter king
. ♪ >>> some new accusations this morning that news corp. executive james murdoch lied before parliament about the phone hacking at the "news of the world" newspaper. >> when you signed off the taylor payment, did you see or were you made aware of the transcript? >> no, i was not aware of that at the time. >> now a former legal adviser and editor claimed that's not the case. they say james murdoch was well aware of the contents in that e-mail, which suggested eavesdropping was more widespread than the company led on. now a british lawmaker says he will ask police to investigate. i'm joined now by nbc news national investigative correspondent, michael isikoff. michael, i want to read for you, if i can, news corp.'s response to all of this. they said simply one sentence. james murdoch stands by his testimony to the select committee. where does this go from here? how serious could this be? >> well, we have a direct contradiction. what's interesting is one of the contradictors was the long-time lawyer, british lawyer for "news of the world," defended the company in court. he has indicated over the
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investigation of the paper and its top executives. rupert murdoch is saying it's deplorable and unacceptable and that they will cooperate with the police. private investigator who worked for "the news of the world" spent time in prison for phone hacking in 2007 and in a statement apologized and said there was relentless pressure, a constant demand for results. >> in the interest of our democracy and the public, this needs to be thwarted out. >> reporter: for an outraged british public, there is simply no excuse. >> interestingly enough, in america we don't have this kind of journalism yet and hopefully the american taste level is still such that it agrees, that this is just a bridge too far. because it is that check and balance on everything else and the very fabric of our democracy could be put at risk. >> that was nbc's michelle kosin kosinsk ireporting. >>> now let's go to john boehner at the white house. >> we are not going to reinvest in our economy and help grow jobs. >> good morning. i'm looking forward to going to the white house today in what i believe is the beginning of the final
murdoch, his testimony last week is under scrutiny and being reviewed, could his days be numbered? >> no, a lot are saying he's safe, but it's messy, he's got the head of bskyb, and the head of news corp. and news corp. dropped its bid for bskyb, we'll wait and see but a lot of sources are saying he should be safe for right now. >> thank you, nicole lapin, always great to see you. >>> let's take a look at breaking news. the fbi reportedly investigating a possible plot to attack ft. hood, texas, that's the army post that was the site of the deadly attack in 2009. nbc's pete williams has more for us from washington. what can you tell us, pete? >> chris, right now this is an army -- private first class who is in custody by local police in texas. what we're told is that he was actually assigned to ft. campbell, kentucky, he had been charged by the army there with possessing child pornography, and after his initial hearing, he went awol, then showed up in texas where he was overheard making statements about wanting to attack ft. hood, texas, which was the scene of that deadly shooting by majo
. well, that is the equivalent of what has happened in the uk. rupert murdoch's media empire's closing the 168-year-old "news of the world" paper with its last edition scheduled for this sunday following shocking allegations of phone hacking. nbc's michelle kosinski is live in london. michelle, what does the paper's closing mean in terms of the scandal and allegations that are around it? so much reaction so far. >> reporter: hi, richard. yeah. the investigation really is just getting started. and i love the way you described it. the way you put into perspective just how big this is. right now we're learning that police are looking at the offices of yet another tabloid reported to be "the daily star sunday." we don't have a police confirmation of that yet. but the press wires in the uk are reporting that this other newsroom now is being investigated by police. and you have the arrest of a former editor of the "news of the world" this morning who, as you mentioned, was also the press director for the current prime minister, david cameron. look at some of these headlines today all over th
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